Białystok-Krywlany Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Białystok-Krywlany Airport
Krywlany Białystok Lotnicze Pogotowie ratunkowe.jpg
Podlaskie headquarters of the Air Rescue Service at the airfield
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroklub Polski (Aeroklub Bialystok)
Serves Białystok
Location Białystok, Poland
Elevation AMSL  ft / 153 m
Coordinates 53°06′8.1678″N 23°10′13.7388″E / 53.102268833°N 23.170483000°E / 53.102268833; 23.170483000Coordinates: 53°06′8.1678″N 23°10′13.7388″E / 53.102268833°N 23.170483000°E / 53.102268833; 23.170483000
QYY is located in Poland
Location of airport in Poland
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 950 grass
1/19 880 grass
14/32L (CLOSED) 830 concrete
14/32R (CLOSED) 830 concrete

Białystok-Krywlany Airport (ICAO: EPBK) is an airport in Białystok, Poland.


The first plane piloted over Bialystok in 1910, Earl Michael Scipio del Campo, in the course of World War I hung over the city the German Zeppelins. By the summer of 1915 the Z 12 had dropped around 9 tons of bombs on the trunk railway line between Warsaw and Petrograd and the stations at Malkina and Bialystok; one flight carried a load of 3 tons.[1]

Even then, there was a primitive airstrip.

The selection of the area of the airport has been a real 19 February 1930 on the premises of the Provincial Committee L0PP on Warsaw Street. A representative of the Department of Aerospace Engineer Hennenberg presented four alternatives for the location of the airport, calling it a professional "field of ups", indicating the area is situated between the property Dojlidy and forest west of the farm Krywlany. After three years of negotiations finally the selection was made. After all the formalities dopięciu in 1935 built the first hangar facilities and buildings.

How to give Miroslaw Mikiciuk and Jan Tadeusz Puśko (Opposite the storms and clouds), served as a backup landing base for the fifth Aviation Regiment in Lida. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II installed lighting for night flights and started to build a concrete runway. During World War II benefited from the use of the airport by German Air Force.

Passenger services[edit]

Shortly after the war created in the Bialystok Branch of the LOT Polish Airlines. On 30 April 1945 started flying airliners every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using Douglas DC-3 aircraft. The flight from Bialystok to Warsaw lasted 50 minutes and tickets cost $400. This service was quickly discontinued. Since that time, the airport has not seen any regularly scheduled service, just gliders. During the mid '80s the border guards have stationed helicopters and light aircraft in addition to a helicopter ambulance.

Extension plans[edit]

There are plans to extend and modernize the airport and a new runway is being planned. There are some vague plans to attract passenger airlines to offer passenger flights, as currently Białystok is the largest EU city without a working passenger airport.


A popular referendum was held January 15th, 2017. 98% of the voters have shown support for a new regional airport, turnout was 12.96%, not enough for the results to be considered binding. Mostly inhabitants of Białystok have voted.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
None None
Airport City IATA ICAO Purpose El.(m) Direct. Surface Runway (m) Coordinates

(only grass used)

Białystok QYY EPBK Sport, Border guard, EMT 153 14/32 Concrete 08/26 950 x 200, 01/19 880 x 200, 14R/32L 830 x 100, 14L/32R 830 x 40 - all grass

(1420 x 50 concrete not used)

53°06′05″N 23°10′14″E / 53.10139°N 23.17056°E / 53.10139; 23.17056 (Białystok-Krywlany)

(has also unusable paved rwy)

Białystok QYY EPBK Sport 153 08/26 Grass 950 x 200 53°06′14″N 23°10′41″E / 53.10389°N 23.17806°E / 53.10389; 23.17806 (Białystok-Krywlany)


  1. ^ Lehmann Chapter IV
  2. ^ "Wynik referendum oficjalnie nieważny. Frekwencja nie przekroczyła 13%". Biał (in Polish). Retrieved 13 May 2017. 


See also[edit]